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Participants of Israel Army Prep Program keep warm thanks to Jewish Palm Beach


In Israel, it gets cold – really cold.

It gets especially cold in the northern part of the country, where Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County's Partnership 2Gether region TZAHAR (Tzfat, Hazor HaGlilit and Rosh Pina) is located.

That's why Sheryl Davidoff, a community member of the greater Palm Beaches, knitted hats and scarves for participants of the Army Preparatory program in Hazor HaGlilit. The participants will be able to wear the IDF-approved black garments during cold nights.

The participants, who are considered to be at risk youth, are supported through Federation's partnership.  Most of them are new olim. They would not be able to serve in the army – or at high-ranking positions – if not for this preparatory program.

The program is named for Hadar Goldin (z"l), the IDF soldier who was believed captured and then killed during this past summer's conflict between Israel and Hamas. Hadar's sister, Ayelet Goldin Kaufman, is the Living Bridge Coordinator for Partnership 2Gether.

A citrus garden was planted at Temple Beth Torah in Boynton Beach in his memory. The garden will be presented to Ayelet during her visit to Palm Beach County in December 2014. For information on joining the presentation, email Shani Boneh.

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